07 April 2009

About the Groom!

Our friends Katie and Kelly who are soon to be married (next weekend!!!!!) did an "About the Bride" and "About the Groom" post and I thought it was such a cool idea that Jason and I are going to do it too! It is based off of the 25 things on facebook that a bunch of people were doing. Jason and I never did it but thought it would be fun to do one for each other! So without further ado, I give you: 25 THINGS ABOUT THE GROOM!

1. Jason has the body temperature of the sun. He is always hot. The heaviest jacket he has is an old fleece and he only wears a t-shirt under it. When he used to come visit me in Ithaca (in the winter, when it was snowing) he would only wear a t-shirt and he wouldn't be cold. Because he gets hot easily, we don't even turn the heat on in the winter time (Rufus and I wear sweaters and snuggle up in blankets to stay warm!).

2. Despite his high body temperature, his feet get cold at night and it wakes him up, so I knitted him thick socks for Christmas.

3. He was the only senior in his class to get two superlatives: Most likely to brighten your day and prettiest eyes.

4. We met in March of 2000. On March 13th, very shortly after we met, he had a sweatshirt with him and wasn't wearing it (see fact #1) so I asked if I could borrow it, feigning coldness. I had this whole scheme planned out of what I would say to him if he said no ("but it's my birthday tomorrow and I promise I'll give it back!"). I asked him and he said "sure!" and handed it to me without hesitation. I was amazed how giving he was. I've had that sweatshirt in my possession since then.

5. He LOVES cooking shows yet doesn't really cook. It's really weird to have him looking over my shoulder giving me tips (and they're good ones!) while I cook even though he doesn't cook. He puts me to shame and I generally cook more than he does and I've certainly baked far more than he has. Although, he does make killer cream puffs which the Coray family can all attest to! On our first Christmas together he made one for every member of my family.

6. Jason has the best family ever. They adore him and he adores them and I cannot wait to be a part of their family because I adore them too!

7. He is extremely protective of the people he loves. One time, long before we dated, I said something mean about his girlfriend at the time and he completely stopped talking to me because of it. The funny thing? Neither of us can remember what the heck I said about her.

8. Jason was the most beautiful baby ever. He had blond curls and bright blue eyes and loooong eyelashes. SO pretty. Definitely the prettier of the two of us as babies. When he was really little he used to want to cut his eyelashes off because everyone always oogled over them.

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9. His Aunt Betty gave him his most dreaded nickname: Blue-eyed Buckeroo. Oh man. He HATES it.

10. He isn't ticklish unless he's really tired. And it's really funny when he is because his face gets BRIGHT red because he laughs so hard.

11. His mom used to wrestle with him and his brother when they were little - and still did it after they were bigger than her.

12. He used to refuse to let me play Hanson (my favorite band) in his car when we first met. It made me REALLY mad back then. He has since apologized about it... and now it's the majority of what we listen to in the car. He actually likes their newest album.

13. His favorite number is 13. It's also his lucky number.

14.  The way he says the word "pillow" is ridiculously adorable. The "i" sounds more like an "e" when he says it and he gets all upset when I ask him to say it again... which only makes it even cuter!

15. Jason once rocked a flat top haircut. I've seen the pictures. Not the best 'do.

16. His favorite animal isn't even an animal. He loves dragons. He has a tattoo of one on his back.

17. He loves fantasy novels. He has a bunch of fantasy series and re-reads them all the time until he wears them out and they fall apart. Luckily, he has a Kindle now and can re-read them all he wants without having to worry about them falling apart!

18. He doesn't like watching sports on TV. He only likes to play them. He lets me watch hockey though. :)

19. There was another Jason Bell in his high school. The other one used to get in trouble all the time and Jason used to get called to the principal's office for the other one's trouble-making.  There also always seems to be another Jason Bell wherever we live and he gets calls/mail of theirs.

20. Jason LOVES grapefruits. He used to eat huge jars of them in one sitting after crew practice. It's one of the things I remember really well about him back then. Now we like to get fresh ones and split them.

21. He also loves potatoes. On our first date he got potato soup, french fries, and a baked potato. He has been known as my potato since then.

22. Jason really likes poker. He's actually pretty good at it. It doesn't hurt that when he plays he's usually the only one that is stone-cold sober.

23. Jason has done a lot of chauffeuring for me over the years. He used to drive me to lunch and to crew practice back in high school (and occasionally other places too though nothing is coming to mind at the moment). He drove us around for half of the night before we became an official couple (I had a car back then and drove the other half). That night he even drove around a massive traffic circle multiple times without me noticing. Now I don't have a car and can't drive stick (I should really learn) so I can't drive his car. He drives us around everywhere for errands, etc. He even drives me places and drops and picks me up. Now that is LOVE.

24. For our one year anniversary (of dating, obviously), we decided to make something for each other rather than buy something. I made him a scrapbook of our year together and he made me a pillow with our pictures on it! He learned to sew for me!!!!


25. Jason is one of the absolute nicest, sweetest, most genuine and understanding people I've ever met. The second we started talking I fell for him. He really works to make people smile, brighten their days, and make them feel appreciated and worthwhile. He makes people feel loved and cared for. It's a gift. I am so lucky to have him. I look forward to our lives together and all that we will experience!

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